I spend a fair amount of my day online, both for work and otherwise. That being the case, I tend to visit quite a few survival-related websites and forums. There are a few that have become regular stops for me, for one reason or another. Others will catch my interest for a day or two and that’s about it. These days, you can’t swing a virtual dead cat in cyberspace without hitting at least a couple prepper and survivalist websites, right?
I learned of the existence of the American Preppers Network (APN) quite some time ago but kind of forgot about it. Great site, loads of interesting information, but I got sidelined with other matters and it just sort of fell out of my regular “route” online. Don’t laugh, most of us probably follow similar paths when we go online. Check email, hit our favorite news sites, then move on to message boards and blogs.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I had a conversation with Phil Burns, who is one of the guys running the show at APN. He’s a pretty cool guy and has some really great ideas. We talked for quite a while about our goals with spreading the word about prepping. In short, I was fairly impressed with what he had to say. So much so, in fact, that I accepted his invitation to write a few articles here and there for his site.
What they are doing is transforming the APN site into something like a prepper version of CNN. If you go to the site, you’ll see just a TON of information being presented, covering all aspects of prepping. Pack a lunch as you can easily spend hours there. In addition to the main site, they also have a very extensive message board where you can directly interact with thousands of preppers from across the country. In fact, every state has a sub-forum specifically for networking with folks in your area.
I encourage you to stop by both the site and the message board and poke around. I think you’ll enjoy your time there.